'Political Attack' an Accident - Zim Police

The Zimbabwean police have ruled out foul play in a fire that killed Christpower Maisiri as MDC-T calls for an independent investigation into what it claimed to be a political attack.

  • Zimbabwe:  Headlands Fire - Foul Play Ruled Out

    The Herald, 4 March 2013

    POLICE investigations have determined that the fire that claimed the life of Christpowers Maisiri in Headlands last week was a result of the explosion of tobacco chemicals and ... read more »

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  • Zimbabwe:  Maisiri's Wife Criticises Police for Shoddy Investigation

    SW Radio Africa, 4 March 2013

    The mother of Christpowers Maisiri, the 12 year-old boy who died in a house fire in Headlands last week, has criticized the police investigation into her son's death. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'Maisiri Using Son's Death to Gain Cheap Political Mileage'

    The Herald, 5 March 2013

    THE father of the Headlands boy who recently died when a hut he was sleeping in caught fire has been accused of using the death to peddle lies and gain political mileage. Sources ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Maisiri Death - Apologise to Those Defamed (editorial)

    The Herald, 5 March 2013

    Now that the police have ruled out foul play in the death of Christpowers Maisiri, the 12-year-old Headlands boy who died when the hut he was sleeping in with his siblings caught ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC-T Demands Probe into its Member's Deadly Attack

    Zimbabwe Standard, 3 March 2013

    The MDC-T is pushing for an independent probe into the death of 12-year-old Christpowers Maisiri in an inferno in Headlands recently. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  I Did Not Kill Christpowers, Says Mutasa

    Zimbabwe Standard, 3 March 2013

    Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa has said he has nothing to do with the death of Christpowers Maisiri. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Politicians Should Spare the Children (editorial)

    Zimbabwe Standard, 3 March 2013

    One is way ahead of the pack but two metres before the tape he looks back and sees his teammate has tripped and fallen. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC-T Scared, Claims All Dead Bodies - Mugabe

    Zimbabwe Standard, 3 March 2013

    President Robert Mugabe yesterday accused the MDC-T of claiming all dead bodies to gain cheap political mileage ahead of elections due later this year. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Orders Arrest of Perpetrators of Political Violence

    The Herald, 27 February 2013

    POLICE should arrest all perpetrators of political violence regardless of their social standing, President Mugabe has said. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Let's Adopt Zero Tolerance On Political Violence (editorial)

    The Herald, 27 February 2013

    We condemn the latest incidences of politically motivated violence and urge the police to leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to account for their actions. The ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Christpowers Maisiri to Be Laid to Rest On Thursday (press release)

    Movement for Democratic Change, 26 February 2013

    Christpowers Simbarashe Maisiri, the 12 year old boy who died on Saturday after the hut he was sleeping in was set on fire by Zanu PF members in Headlands, will be laid to rest on ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  12 Year Old Dies After Suspected Arson Attack in Headlands

    SW Radio Africa, 25 February 2013

    Christpower Maisiri, the 12 year-old boy who died in a suspected arson attack on Saturday in Headlands is said to have survived two previous arson attacks. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA Warned Against 'Complicity' in Potential Zim Violence

    SW Radio Africa, 25 February 2013

    South Africa's government has been warned that it risks being complicit in potential violence during Zimbabwe's next elections, if it donates military equipment there. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Friday, 22 February 2013, Issue 521 (press release)

    Movement for Democratic Change, 22 February 2013

    The MDC totally condemns the current crackdown on pro-democracy institutions by the State security forces. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Violence Still a Threat

    Financial Gazette, 20 February 2013

    LAST week, Botswana President Ian Khama said something every Zimbabwean has dreaded: The return to the 2008 electoral violence. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Civil Society Under Threat From Zanu-PF

    Zimbabwe Standard, 17 February 2013

    RIGHTS groups have accused Zanu PF of embarking on a crusade to destabilise civil society organisations that it perceives to be critical of its operations ahead of general ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC-T Treasurer and Wife Severely Assaulted By Zanu-PF

    SW Radio Africa, 1 November 2012

    A group of four ZANU PF thugs broke into the home of an MDC-T official in Kadoma Wednesday night, brutally assaulting him and his wife before taking their money and escaping. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC in Mazowe North Vows to Take a Stand Against Zanu PF's Thugs (press release)

    Movement for Democratic Change, 1 November 2012

    Headman Jemedze of Chaona, Mazowe North has vowed to take stern action against any Zanu PF member who victimise villagers in the area who attended an MDC memorial rally, held in ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tsvangirai to Visit Scene of 2008 Chiweshe Massacres

    SW Radio Africa, 26 October 2012

    Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will on Saturday visit the scene where 14 party activists were killed in a single night at Chaona village in Chiweshe, Mashonaland central ... read more »

File photo: Zimbabwean victim of violence in previous elections.

  • Zimbabwe:  No Guarantee for Peaceful Polls

    Financial Gazette, 24 October 2012

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe this week made a passionate plea for a peaceful election next March but fears remain the country is still not ready for a non violent poll in 2013 unless ... read more »

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